Cricut Cardz Challenge #115 ‘Color Play’

I’m entering this card into the CARDZ TV Cricut Cardz Challenge #115

The Theme:  Red, yellow & blue, any Cricut cartridge.

I used the Mini Monograms cartridge to create the base of the card, I cut out 2 shadow layers and adhered them together. Then I cut out the largest die in the Spellbinders Star Circles, along with the little star.

I made the rocket with the Cricut Lite B is for Boy cartridge and added some Glossy Accents to the window. The rocket is flying by the moon which is made with the pop-up moon Fiskars punch.

The sentiment is from Pink By Design’s Small Things which I embossed in black.

I used red cardstock for the inside, cut out with the Mini Monograms cartridge and cut off the very top to fit.

The Alien also comes from the B is for Boy cartridge, I cut him out at 2″ and added some googly eyes in red, yellow and blue for some fun. The sentiment comes from Pink By Design’s Train Station stamp set.

I will be linking up this post to Sarah Hamer’s Link Up Tuesday, head on over and check out what some talented crafters have been up to.

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Peachy Keen Stamps September Release Challenge # 1

Over at the Peachy Keen Connection they are having 2 September Release Challenges.

I choose to do the first one, hosted by Michelle Criswell.

Michelle’s Challenge: Use “3 of Something” on your card or project.

You can make anything you’d like for this challenge, as long as it follows Michelle’s guidelines, AND you need to use the Peachy Keen Stamps of your choice. ONLY entries using PKS will be considered for the prize.

In order to have all the entries in one place, please upload your photo here on the PK Connection and when uploading, tag your photos with the key words SEPTEMBERCHALLENGE#1 (all caps and NO spaces). That’s all you need to do!

So here is my entry for challenge # 1

The Tombstone and sentiment are from the Peachy Keen Frankly stamp set. I used the masking technique in order to get 3 layered tombstones.

The paper is from K and Company Halloween 12×12 paper pack and embossed the sentiment with black embossing powder.

A couple of popdots for the tops of the tombstones and the sentiment which I used a Spellbinders Fancy Tags Die to cut out.

For the inside I used the tooth and Happy Halloween sentiment from the Frankly set as well. I used Memento Grape Jelly Ink with clear embossing powder and black embossing powder for the teeth.

I will also be entering this over at CARDZ TV for their Design Team Challenge #14 – “Happy Holidays ~ Pick One!”

Beetle to the Rescue!

This week on one of my adventures to Costco, I did something that was really silly. I was having rather a bad day and then… I locked my keys in the car along with my purse and cell phone. What a disaster… I can’t believe that I did that… really. I quickly ran around the car trying all the doors even the trunk but no luck, locked nice and tight. A little bit of panic set in and then I thought  I’d go to the tire center, maybe someone there can help me. No one to be found, I can hear them in the back but still no one comes out, now what???

I start walking back to my car when a yellow VW Beetle drives into the same aisle as me only 2 spots over… I wonder if they can help? So I made my way over and asked if they happen to have the number to the VW line (which is in the owners manual/which is in the locked car). Unfortunately they didn’t have the book in the car but they were members of BCAA.

Next thing I knew she was on the phone, calling them to help open my car. I can’t believe that they did that for me, I was so shocked and so thankful for their kindness. I wanted to repay them but they said it was fine and that they were glad they could help. It’s nice to know that there are still people out there that would help someone if they needed it and ask nothing in return.

I wanted to make them a Thank you card, so after I got into my car I wrote a quick note on a napkin, gave her my blog address and stuck it under the windshield blade. Hope they get a chance to see it, because I truly appreciate their generosity that day.

I made a different type of card this time, I made a twisted easel card.

I stamped my Imaginisce Vroom stamp in Memento Dandelion ink and then colored in with a yellow Copic.  I then stamped Thank you from the Pink By Design Here Comes the Bride stamp set. I added some Lemon Divine Twine and used the Beep Beep Cuttlebug folder for the tire tracks.

I used my Spellbinder’s Ovals and Scalloped Ovals and embossed the front sentiment. It is from the My Favorite Kind stamp set by Pink By Design. The inside sentiment is a stamp from Stampin’ Up.

So if you read this – here’s a BIG THANK YOU from me to you!

I will also be linking this to the Sarah Hamer’s Link Up Tuesday. Stop by and check out what everyone has been up to.

Butterfly Birthday Wishes

Hello everyone.

I just got home last week from a well deserved holiday and straight back to work I went. I didn’t want to leave the sun behind and head back to the real world but I had to.

Well this week was my friend’s birthday and every year we go camping to celebrate the occasion. Camp fire, food, drinks, stars and of course s’mores.

I bought her a balloon and whipped up this simple birthday card for her.

I used  Recollections cardstock and my Indentz Vine 1 folder to emboss the background, then stamped one of the butterflies from Inkadinkado Butterflies stamp set in StazOn Teal Blue ink. I decided to cut out the butterfly with the Spellbinders Peony Die set and added some popdots.

The sentiment is from Pink By Design’s Sibling Love stamp set, cut out with the Spellbinders Grommet Tags and attached using Divine Twine in Aqua.

The inside sentiment comes from Studio G, I think.

So here are some Butterfly Birthday Wishes!!!!

To another great year of new adventures and treasured memories.

I love my Dog!

I love my Dog! He’s not really my dog, he’s my neighbor’s dog but I love him too. It’s like having a dog but without any of the associated costs….. it’s great!

He comes and goes as he pleases, he knows he’s always welcome here.

Anytime I put something onto the BBQ, he’s right by my side giving me that face that says ” LOVE ME, LOVE ME, LOVE ME”. He’s too cute.

Often when I am outside working on a post he is lying quietly beside me, keeping me safe while I write away.

He is a great dog and I love him.

 For this card I used Recollections cardstock and the Crafts Too – Bone and Paw Print Embossing Folder.

I used the Woof Woof Dog stamp set from Recollections that I got at Michaels with black embossing powder for both the dog and the sentiment. I used my Spellbinders Classic Inverted Scalloped Squares to cut out the dog and the Spellbinders Tag Trio for the sentiment. I added some color with my Bic markers and some popdots for dimension.

Then used my Stud/Deco Corner Chomper and added a few Recollections Paw brads and gave the dog a couple Bone brads.

For the inside sentiment I used the Pink by Design February Stamp of the Month Rain or Shine. Is that sentiment not perfect or what?!

I also stamped the fire hydrant on red cardstock and cut it out with my Honey Bee Scissors….couldn’t live without these..they are awesome!!!!

I will be entering this card in the Cardz TV Challenge #12 Anything Goes. You should head on over to Cardz TV and check out Mary and her new Design Team have been up to.

Pink By Design 2 Year Anniversary Party

Hello all. What a fun filled day this is going to be. Today is Pink By Design’s 2 Year Anniversary Party.

There will be challenges all day long til 7 tonight and then a Ustream at 8. Everyone can join and add their projects to each challenge and they are giving away prizes for each challenge. If you enter each challenge you get a FREE stamp set…. YAY!!!!

So here is my entry for challenge #3 Embossing.

I used the Pink by Design Just Beachy stamp set for the main image. I stamped it onto Kraft card stock and then used some white card stock, Copics and some pattern paper and paper pieced it together.

The sentiment is from the Pink By Design Summer Vacation stamp set.

For the embossing part of the card I used my Cuttlebug and the Spellbinders M Bossabilities Sea Beauty, love this double folder.

I added some Blueberry Divine Twine to finish the card.

The inside sentiment  and the shells also comes from the Summer Vacation stamp set.

So get your stamps out and start entering the challenges, remember you have about a 3 hr time limit. I hope everyone has a great time.

Good luck to all and happy crafting.